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Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students host kindergarten kick-off health fair

June 20, 2012

Today, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students (VUSN), working in partnership with the United Neighborhood Health Services, are participating in a pilot project to help increase the number of children from the Cayce Place community register for kindergarten.

Kindergarten–age children living in the Cayce Place neighborhood will receive necessary physical exams, immunizations and learn about nutrition, sleep health, dental health, uniform requirements, and be able to pick up books and school supplies.

All incoming students will be given gift bags. Parents are asked to bring proof of address, proof of income, social security number (or card), birth certificate (or acceptable proof of age) and immunization or physical reports.

The Kindergarten Kick-Off Health Fair was developed by VUSN community health students to remove many of the kindergarten registration barriers, such as physicals and immunizations, and help children and families prepare for a positive learning experience when public schools start the school year August 1.

WHERE:   Kirkpatrick Elementary School Auditorium
                   1000 Sevier St., Nashville 37206

WHEN:      Wednesday, June 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHO:         VUSN students, community partners, parents and children

ON-SITE:   VUSN Instructor Aggie Read; Kirkpatrick Elementary School Principal Sandra Moorman; United Neighborhood Health Services director of Teen Services Walter “Lynn” Stuart; Martha O’Bryan Center family specialists Mariana Merritt and Cheryl Horton

Media Inquiries:
Kathy Rivers
Information Officer - School of Nursing
News & Communications
Phone: 615-322-4747

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